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In celebration of the Channel Frederator podcast’s first anniversary, Frederator Studios has created FredEx, an experimental animation jam. Frederator has assembled an international group of filmmakers seeking to answer an age-old question: What is it like to be a robot?

The Secret Life of Robots is the first installment of the FredEx series. Kicking off production in July, executive producers (and contributing animators) Dan Meth and Lee Rubenstein selected fifteen Channel Frederator alumni to animate on the project, randomly matching each of them with a single word. The filmmakers were given two months to produce 10-20 seconds of original content, using their appointed subject to depict a specific aspect of robot existence.

Premiering today, the cartoon is available for free download at It’s funny stuff and absolutely worth a look.